Sunday, 7 July 2019

Friday, 28 June 2019

Pan Tadeusz

A Google Doodle today in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus, here in and Iceland, for the 185th anniversary of the publication of Pan Tadeusz, an epic poem by Polish writer and activist.

Independent news story

While we usually associate epic poems with myth and legends, Pan Tadeusz is historical fiction about the region during the Napoleonic war.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Years And Years And Children Of Earth

As previously noted, Years And Years is an idea Russell T Davies has had a while, with Turn Left as a foretaste, but he also mentioned in The Writer’s Tale that it was nearly the end of Children of Earth...

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Years And Years 1

Tonight saw the start of Russell T Davies’s Years And Years on BBC One and it’s very Russell T Davies, including some familiar faces in the cast and a thundering Murray Gold soundtrack.

Starting today (with the death of Doris Day on the radio added Drop The Dead Donkey style just before broadcast) it then jumps through five yeas to shows a normal family (Lyons, possibly a reference to this 50s British domestic saga?) dealing with life in 2024 and beyond. And let’s just say it escalates rather quickly.

It really did remind me of Turn Left, Donna Noble’s finest hour, just without her way of fixing things available so I’m not holding out much hope for a happy ending when we reach the 2030s.

Some of the “oh no, what will the future be like?” and “haven’t you read the news?” dialogue clangs, but there’s some lovely observation stuff too. And a funny robot, in a very post-watershed way.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

GMing advice from Morgan Davie

Morgan Davie, friend and writer for C7’s Who line, was asked about GMing advice and responded on Twitter.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Years And Years, from Russell T Davies

Years And Years, a new series by Russell T Davies, starting next week on BBC One. His work has touched on this before with Donna’s parallel future in Turn Left, though this will give us more time with the family dealing with a frightening future.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Séance and Sensibility

Legends Of Tomorrow has just done a Jane Austen episode (complete with a Bollywood style musical number) and Doctor Who hasn’t?

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Friday, 8 March 2019

Happy International Women's Day!

“Honestly, if I was still a bloke, I could get on with the job and not have to waste time defending myself!”
The Doctor, The Witchfinders